Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of MuttGuide/Folders


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Oct 27, 2013 5:49:13 PM (4 years ago)
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MichaelRay
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https://www.iana.org/go/rfc2606, wikiml fixes, grammar

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    4040It pays off when you use it in many more places in the config and interactively, like when you have ''many'' personal folders.
    4141
    42 '''IMPORTANT Note:''' "+" & "=" are replaced with the '''expanded value''' of <tt>$folder</tt> at the time used with "set" (or hook).
    43 There is '''no dynamic link''' between them, so if you change <tt>$folder</tt> afterwards,
     42'''IMPORTANT Note:''' "+" & "=" are replaced with the '''expanded value''' of '''$folder''' at the time used with "set" (or hook).
     43There is '''no dynamic link''' between them, so if you change '''$folder''' afterwards,
    4444then the "set" defined var (or hook-pattern) keeps its static value as defined before.
    4545Typically you set "$folder" first and all its dependencies after that, this means: the order matters.
     
    7272
    7373The syntax for paths to remote folders is:
    74  * imap[s]://[user[:pw]@]imapserver[:port]/path
    75  * pop[s]://[user[:pw]@]popserver[:port]/   (no path, POP can handle only 1 mailbox)
     74 * imap[s]://[user[:pw]@]imapserver.example.com[:port]/path
     75 * pop[s]://[user[:pw]@]popserver.example.com[:port]/   (no path, POP can handle only 1 mailbox)
    7676Note: the "user", "password" and "port" parts are optional. imaps
    7777and pops are SSL-encrypted variants of imap and pop. More about
     
    7979
    8080"$folder" works for IMAP, too:
    81  in muttrc: <nowiki>set folder="imaps://user@server.dom"</nowiki>
     81 in muttrc: {{{
     82set folder="imaps://user@example.com"
     83}}}
    8284to be used in UI for "change folder" cmd:
    8385 in mutt UI: c+sent<enter>
     
    8688
    8789=== Storage format ===
    88 How a folder is organized technically (filesystem internally) has some impact on performance.
     90How a folder is organized technically (filesystem internally) has an impact on performance.
    8991Like in many other cases, you have to decide between security, stability, performance, ease of use.
    9092There exist 4 formats that mutt understands: MBOX, MAILDIR, MH, MMDF (the order doesn't correlate with the previous qualities!).
    9193For an in depth discussion have a look at FolderFormat & MuttFaq/Maildir. If you are not much into technicalities, leave that for later.
    9294
    93 It's recommended (although not required) to use the same format as the [[MailConcept|MDA]], which places the new incoming emails into your "inbox".
     95It is recommended, although not required, to use the same format as the [[MailConcept|MDA]], which places the new incoming emails into your "inbox".
    9496If you can't change the MDA-format but prefer to use some other with mutt, just do so: mutt autodetects the mailbox formats when reading them.
    95 When you create new folders, mutt will use the format specified in <tt>$mbox_type</tt>
     97When you create new folders, mutt will use the format specified in '''$mbox_type'''
    9698(you have to create them all yourself, except "inbox", which should be provided by the system).
    97 <br>
     99[[br]]
    98100For now without further reasons, let's stick with MBOX format, the simple "classic".
    99101Please be aware of confusion by OverloadedNames!